Ear Wax Removal & Microsuction Cost

& how to book your ear wax microsuction appointment

The ear wax removal or microsuction cost will vary according to the specific treatment you receive

This page tells you all you need to know about the available services and the microsuction cost at Ear Care Lab.

Ear Care Lab is owned and operated by qualified doctors with many years of experience in ear care. When you come to us, you’re getting the very best in ear care from genuine medical professionals and experts in microsuction.

As well as the procedure itself, the ear wax removal and microsuction cost you pay comes with all kinds of benefits:

  • Peace of mind that your ears are being looked after by genuine medics
  • A gold standard procedure from people we ourselves have trained 
  • More effective than many other ear wax removal methods
  • Complete safety in the hands of GPs, doctors and ENT specialists

Our team’s credentials mean that when you choose microsuction from Ear Care Lab, you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality of care. It’s far less likely that you’ll need to come back, as our methods are medical standard, leading to better results than you might find elsewhere. You can trust Ear Care Lab and our experienced doctors with ear wax removal and microsuction. Read on to find out more about the ear wax removal services we offer, and the microsuction cost you can expect.

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Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Cost


This is our gold standard ear wax removal method. The microsuction cost is for one or both ears and the procedure usually lasts for 15 minutes.

Medical Consultation And Treatment


This is the cost for a consultation for an ear infection, ear pain, tinnitus, middle ear problems, or other ear symptoms. Ear wax removal is included in this price (if required), so there is no need to pay an additional microsuction cost. The fee covers a more detailed consultation, which usually lasts 20 minutes.

Microsuction Follow Up


Occasionally (in less than 5% of cases) patients may need to return for further microsuction after softening particularly hard ear wax with drops. This is for cases with extremely hard wax that would be too uncomfortable to remove in the first appointment. Any follow-up arranged within a month of the original appointment for further microsuction recommended by the treating Doctor is charged at this reduced fee. However, follow-ups requested by patients (which are not recommended by the treating doctor) are charged at the full microsuction cost of £75.

Medical Consultation Follow-Up


Occasionally, patients who require medical consultations, may require a follow-up appointment. Any follow-up arranged within a month of the original appointment for a further medical consultation recommended by the treating Doctor is charged at this reduced fee. Follow-ups requested by patients (which are not recommended by the treating doctor) are charged at full price.

Ear Swab


An ear swab is when a sample of skin/fluid/debris/pus is taken from your ear, which is often required when managing an ear infection. Swabs are cultured in a microbiology laboratory and help guide the correct antibiotic or antifungal treatment.

Removal Of Foreign Body


If you require the removal of a foreign body from your ear, there is a standard charge for this procedure.

Prescription Charge


This is our standard charge for all prescriptions, such as for antibiotics.

Telephone Consultation


Some patients have specific questions prior to booking appointments or after they have been seen and they require to speak to a Doctor rather than being seen face-to-face. This charge covers a telephone consultation of up to 15 minutes. Check out our ear wax removal FAQs to see if you can find what you’re looking for first.

Additional Information

Please see below for the full Ear Care Lab payment terms and appointment cancellation policy.

Ear Care Lab Payments

Ear Care Lab appointments are pre-payable either online or by phone, credit, or debit card. After you’ve been seen in our clinic, if your appointment fee is more than the amount you have paid (e.g. if you require additional treatment such as prescriptions, swabs, or a different type of appointment), this will be payable after your appointment is finished by debit or credit card.

What if ear wax is not present when I am seen?

If there is no ear wax or debris to remove from a patient’s ears following examination, it may be that microsuction is not necessary. Depending on the patient’s symptoms, this may result in a discussion with the clinician around likely causes of hearing loss and potential further investigations the patient may need.

Some patients may not have symptoms to discuss, but microsuction not being performed during an appointment does not entitle patients to any kind of refund of their appointment fees, as being seen in the clinic takes up an appointment slot and clinician time. The fee charged reflects your appointment time slot and the time a clinician spends consulting with you. The clinic cannot be held responsible for lack of requirement for microsuction in specific patients. There are multiple causes of hearing loss and sometimes this symptom is not related to wax build up. If clinically indicated, our clinicians are able to consult with patients regarding other causes of hearing loss and may suggest further investigations or referrals. Any partial refund returned to patients is completely discretionary and is decided by the individual clinician seeing the patient. The reduced follow-up appointment fees displayed only apply to one follow-up appointment within one calendar month of the initial appointment.

What happens if I experience ear blockage symptoms after my initial consultation or follow-up appointment?

Sometimes, patients may experience ear blockage symptoms, reduced hearing, or pain after being cleared of wax at an initial appointment. If this is the case, patients are able to book a follow-up appointment to review the situation if necessary. All follow-up appointments are chargeable, as you’ll be paying for the Doctor’s time to see and examine you.

Experiencing ear blockage symptoms or developing reduced hearing after your original appointment is almost never due to wax not having been successfully removed the first time – it is usually due to the patient having a different underlying cause for their symptoms.

If the doctor seeing you for a follow-up appointment feels that wax was not fully removed the first time, at their discretion, they can charge a lower fee accordingly.

Outer ear canal infection following microsuction is a very rare complication (less than 1%). Patients who suspect they have this ought to book an appointment in the usual way. As above, a fee (at a reduced rate) also applies to follow up appointments for patients with ear pain or suspected infection.

Read more about the side effects of microsuction ear wax removal.

Any missed Ear Care Lab appointments are charged at the full appointment fee – any partial refund is completely discretionary.

When a patient cancels without giving enough notice or misses an appointment without informing us, they are preventing another patient from being seen.

Please call us on 0208 004 7808 at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment to notify us of any changes or cancellations. Cancellations or missed appointments less than 24 hours from the time of the appointment incur a fee of 100% of the value of the missed appointment.

Cancellations of appointments more than 24 hours from the time of the appointment incur a 2.5% administrative charge, which will be deducted from your partially refunded fee.

These terms cannot be altered due to reasons beyond the Ear Care Lab’s control. This includes: weather conditions, natural disasters, strikes, transportation, illness, childcare, patients developing Covid-19 symptoms etc.

Booking an appointment online or via telephone implies acceptance of these terms.

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